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Antony and Cleopatra Scenes


Scene 7

Field of battle between the camps.

(Agrippa; Antony; Scarus; Eros)


Antony and his commanders realize that they have won a massive victory over Caesar. (21 lines)

Alarum. Drums and Trumpets. Enter Agrippa and others.

AGR.

Retire, we have engag’d ourselves too far.

Caesar himself has work, and our oppression

Exceeds what we expected.

Exeunt.

Alarums. Enter Antony, and Scarus wounded.

SCAR.

O my brave Emperor, this is fought indeed!

Had we done so at first, we had droven them home

With clouts about their heads.

ANT.

Thou bleed’st apace.

SCAR.

I had a wound here that was like a T,

But now ’tis made an H.

Sound retreat far off.

ANT.

They do retire.

SCAR.

We’ll beat ’em into bench-holes. I have yet

Room for six scotches more.

Enter Eros.

EROS.

They are beaten, sir, and our advantage serves

For a fair victory.

SCAR.

Let us score their backs,

And snatch ’em up, as we take hares, behind:

’Tis sport to maul a runner.

ANT.

I will reward thee

Once for thy sprightly comfort, and tenfold

For thy good valor. Come thee on.

SCAR.

I’ll halt after.

Exeunt.

 

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